The Miami Heat will take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday in an Eastern Conference showdown in the National Basketball Association. The Miami Heat are 11-9 on the season, which is 7th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Heat are coming off a loss at home to the Indiana Pacers, where they allowed 144 points.
Heat vs Raptors Picks
- NBA Pick: Toronto Raptors -3.5
For the Toronto Raptors, they are 9-11 on the season. That is 11th in the East. The Raptors are coming off a loss at home to the New York Knicks on Friday. It’s time for our Heat vs Raptors betting picks:
Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors Odds
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Heat vs. Raptors Information
Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors
Location of the game: Scotiabank Arena. Toronto, ON.
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 6. 7:30 pm EST.
How to watch: BSSUN
Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors Analysis
The 2023 version of the Miami Heat have yet to find out. The Heat have not find a way to get hot and stay hot. The Heat are coming off a loss to the Pacers, in which they saw Indiana miss 15 shots in the first quarter, and then just 14 the rest of the way in three quarters. Miami allowed a season-high 144 points according to the NBA team stats.
Miami in their last four losses are allowing 122 points per game. The Heat allowed 131 at home against the Bucks and then 144 against the Pacers. On the offensive end, the Heat are scoring 113.1 points per game. Jimmy Butler is the top scorer for the Heat. He is scoring 22.4 points per game. In a recent win, Butler scored 36 points.
The Miami Heat schedule shows that they will come home and host Cleveland on Friday, and then play back-to-back games against the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls.
Raptors’ Uphill Battle
The Toronto Raptors are led in scoring by Pascal Siakam. The big man is scoring 20 points per game for Toronto. Siakam is playing in just under 35 minutes per game. As a team, the Raptors are scoring 11.2 points per game. Dennis Schroder is adding 15.9 points per game, and 7 assists. Finally, Jaokb Poetl is scoring 11.4 points per game.
Toronto is in last place in their division. They trail the Brooklyn Nets by 1.5 games. Toronto is looking to get back on track and over .500. After winning 48 games in 2021-2022, they won 41 and lost 41 last season.
The Raptors are at Charlotte and then New York after this. Then, they go home to host the Hawks twice, the Hornets and then the Nuggets. Toronto Raptors picks have been a challenge with their inconsistent play.
Heat vs. Raptors Betting Picks
We should have a pretty good basketball game here. The Heat know they need to find some consistency and string together some wins. The Raptors have also been up and down. In the end, the better team here is the Miami Heat.
But going on the road to Toronto does not seem like a recipe for success. In the end, the Raptors are going to win this game at home. The final betting pick for this game on Wednesday is the Toronto Raptors -3.5 at home over the Miami Heat.
Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction
When we give our betting prediction for this game, we are taking the Toronto Raptors to get close to that 122 mark that the Heat keep giving up. Toronto shoots the ball well, and Miami does not play defense like they should.
Our final prediction for this game is the Toronto Raptors 120-110 over the Miami Heat on Wednesday! Hope you enjoyed our Heat vs Raptors betting picks!
- NBA Pick: Toronto Raptors -3.5
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